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December 2017

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Make it Jewelers' Row for the Holidays!
On December 16, from 2-5pm head to the Jewelers' Row District in Center City for their Holiday Giveaway Event.

The first 500 guests will receive a free Jewelers' Row District holiday ornament and a chance to win dozens of prizes from local merchants including jewelry, restaurant vouchers and more!

One lucky winner will walk away with a fabulous diamond pendant valued at $1000!

Enjoy holiday music, souvenir photos in a giant snow globe, a spectacular holiday tree, shopping and more!
Jewelers' Row District, Sansom Street between 7th and 6th Streets, Facebook.com/philajewelersrowdistrict


While there's still time left this Holiday season, visit the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market in Dilworth Park! There are plenty of great gifts from local artists, crafters, confectionaries and designers for everyone on your list. The market will be open every single day through Christmas Eve. For a complete schedule and list of vendors, visit MadeInPhila.com/holiday-market/.

Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Cocktails and Cold Ones

Featuring Effen Vodka and Bud Light
Rothman Institute Cabin
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Thursdays, 5-9pm
College Nights- Students skate for $2

Rothman Institute Ice Rink
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Opens December 8
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®

Pennsylvania Ballet
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street

December 9
Rittenhouse Row Holiday Fashion Crawl

Various Locations

December 10

The Gershman Y
401 South Broad Street

December 12-17
The Color Purple

Broadway Philadelphia
Forrest Theatre
1114 Walnut Street

December 14-17
The Glorious Sound of Christmas

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Verizon Hall
Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street

December 15
Feliz Navidad with Radio Jarocho &
Zenén Zeferino

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

December 16 and 17
Brunch with Santa

Logan Square Cafe
Sister Cities Park
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The Wintergarden at Dilworth Park is open every single day in December! Skate the Rothman Institute Ice Rink! Dine and drink in the Rothman Institute Cabin! Ooh and ahh at the nightly Deck The Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross! Stroll the America's Garden Capital Maze! City Hall is the place to be for Philly Holiday Fest fun! For holiday hours, rates and other info, visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden. It's easy to get to the Wintergarden at Dilworth Park! Take SEPTA or grab a Lyft! Use the special code CCDWINTER for $10 off your first Lyft ride!

The Wintergarden is sponsored by Rothman Institute, Temple University, Capital One, Live Nation and 6abc.


All Aboard! Final Build the Rail Park Happy Hour
Stretching from Broad Street at Noble to Callowhill between 11th and 12th Streets, the Rail Park will soon become Philadelphia's newest elevated public park, celebrating the city's industrial past and cultural heritage. Head to The Trestle Inn on December 6, 5-8pm, for the final Build the Rail Park Happy Hour. This month's highlight: Pick up your poinsettias, wreathes and seasonal produce at The Trestle as Greensgrow Farms joins the final Happy Hour.
Build the Rail Park Happy Hour, The Trestle Inn, 339 North 11th Street, 267.239.0290, RailParkHH.com

Philly PHLASH is Back!
Philly PHLASH holiday season service continues daily through December 31, taking you to 22 stops located near holiday attractions and shopping districts throughout downtown. Plus, the RidePhillyPHLASH.com mobile site allows you to track PHLASH as it arrives, along with information about nearby attractions.
Philly PHLASH, Various Locations, 484.881.3574, RidePhillyPHLASH.com

Get Dilworth Park Café and Rothman Cabin Gift Cards!
Don't miss the special offer on gift card sales at Dilworth Park Café and the Rothman Cabin, home of Air Grille for the winter! Now through December 15, receive a $10 bonus card for every $50 gift card purchase. This sale is just in time for the holidays. Treat your friends or colleagues on your gift list to this so they can savor the flavors by Brûlée Catering all year long. Plus, you can redeem the $10 card for lunch, coffees or a cocktail. Stop by the Dilworth Park Café or the Rothman Cabin to purchase your card today. Follow them on Instagram at @Dilworth_Cafe or @AirGrille_PHL for more details about their menu options.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, DilworthPark.org

Eastern State Penitentiary Holiday Toy Drive
One in 28 American kids has a parent behind bars. Eastern State Penitentiary is partnering with Philadelphia FIGHT’s Institute for Community Justice, Why Not Prosper, the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, and the Center for Returning Citizens to collect gifts for local children with incarcerated parents. Through December 24, any visitor who donates a new toy or children's book, in its original packaging (but please no gift wrap), will be granted a second admission free of charge. Please feel free to donate new toys or children's books at Eastern State during public hours, even if you're not planning to take a tour.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, 215.236.3300, EasternState.org

A Few More Days to Save @ Skirt!
Skirt's annual and incredibly popular "12 Days of Christmas Sale" is here, running through December 12. Every single day of the promotion, an amazing, once-a-year deal featuring the hottest brands in fashion will be revealed. Head to Skirt's website and social media accounts for details on each day's promotion. Don't miss it!
Skirt, 212 South 17th Street, 215.309.8419, Shop-Skirt.com/rittenhouse/

XIX Café’s Hot Chocolate Bar
You deserve a well-earned break from your Holiday Shopping – or just from the day! Visit XIX high atop The Bellevue and craft the perfect respite with decadent Valrhona hot chocolate with toppings like coconut, candy cane, cinnamon, caramel and house-made marshmallows. Want to make it extra special? Add mulled red wine, Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, Frangelico, Grand Marnier or peppermint schnapps. There is no better way to shake off the chill this season.
XIX Café, Hyatt at The Bellevue, 19th floor, Broad and Walnut Streets, 215.790.1919, NineteenRestaurant.com

Happy Hour to Support Urbanstead
Join Urbanstead for fellowship and cocktails at The Field House on December 8! Through urban farming, Urbanstead works to achieve healthy futures by uniting the community and operating programs that directly empower Philadelphia's vulnerable youth. At the event, 6-8pm, meet the Urbanstead board, ask questions and learn how you can volunteer. Suggested donation is a sliding scale from $5-$20 (all of those proceeds will stay with Urbanstead) and you'll get access to late happy hour drink prices (a portion of those proceeds are also going to Urbanstead). Click here for complete event details.
Urbanstead Fundraiser, The Field House, 1150 Filbert Street, 267.585.4135, Urbanstead.org


Know of any shopping, dining, happenings, or other inside information you think would be appropriate for IN Center City? Email us at: events@centercityphila.org

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